How about Sun’s zfs? Its useable in an opensource way, its endian neutral and has a whole host of other cool features.
Does it support Metadata?
It might say somewhere in the documentation, but I can’t find it in the brief overview. It looks like the DragonFlyBSD team was very impressed with it, both technology and code-style. I guess it should have some merit to it’s tag-line ‘The last word in File Systems’.
For more info on ZFS go here: http://www.opensolaris.org/os/community/zfs/
This sounds very interesting: http://www.opensolaris.org/os/community/zfs/docs/zfs_last.pdf
It does mention ‘100% dynamic Metadata’, but doesn’t say if you can add your own metadata.
One way to support metadata with a new filesystem is to use an external database to store metadata, this also benefits the possibility of a consistent in-file searching…
I don’t like the idea of having an external database handle my metadata. That’s what Microsoft’s new WinFS is supposed to be; MS SQL serving metadata for the filesystem. One more thing to break…
I think that it’s not good Idea. That’s how worked OFS (previous filesystem in BeOS). So if it was good, we would use it now.
what are you thinging is the solution to get file-content search in the BeOS?